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While the best teenagers on the planet were playing for the World Junior Championship in Buffalo, USA Hockey was putting the final touches on its Olympic roster. When the National Hockey League decided to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, USA Hockey knew that there would be 25 great stories when it unveiled its roster. Two of those stories have Buffalo connection…

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NEW YORK –Brian Gionta is headed to South Korea. He won't be alone. Four players with Western New York connections are playing in the 2018 Olympics, USA Hockey announced Monday. Gionta, the former Buffalo Sabres captain from Rochester, will be joined on the men's team by Sabres prospect Will Borgen. Getzville's Emily Pfalzer of the Buffalo Beauts will play for the wo…

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David Leggio and Brian Gionta are one step closer to representing the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics. USA Hockey has announced the men's national select team that will compete in the Deutschland Cup next month. The 29-player list includes Gionta, the former Sabres captain, and Leggio, the Williamsville native who spent three years in the Sabres' organization.…

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Brian Gionta wants to represent the United States as best he can. Skating with the hometown Rochester Americans gives him an opportunity to stay in shape, and he started practicing with Tuesday. The former Sabres captain also wants to avoid being a disruption. That's why he'll disappear on game days. "Game days I'll try to be out of their space, out of their way," Gi…

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There are teams interested in Brian Gionta. He just needs to decide whether he's interested in them. The unrestricted free agent skated Thursday in Buffalo, staying in shape as NHL training camps rapidly approach. The former Sabres captain has had multiple teams express interest, but he continues to weigh his options. "Gio has not made any final decision on his futur…

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There are teams interested in Brian Gionta. He just needs to decide whether he's interested in them. The unrestricted free agent skated Thursday in Buffalo, staying in shape as NHL training camps rapidly approach. The former Sabres captain has had multiple teams express interest, but he continues to weigh his options. "Gio has not made any final decision on his futur…